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Utah Volleyball Adds Three

The Utah volleyball team added three more student-athletes to its roster.

The Utah volleyball team added three more student-athletes to its roster.

April 25, 2013

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SALT LAKE CITY - Liberos Caroline Sipiora and Tess Sutton along with outside hitter Jaydra Thurber have committed to join the University of Utah volleyball team for the 2013 season, head coach Beth Launiere announced.

"We are excited about all three players joining our program," Launiere said. "Caroline and Tess give us a great passing and defensive presence in the back row while Jaydra adds to our depth on the pins."

Caroline Sipiora
(L / 5-8 / Folsom, Calif. / Vista del Lago HS / Northern California Volleyball Club)

Sat out most of 2012 season due to ACL injury, but came back to have 32 digs in a three-set match during the final match of her prep career in the state playoffs only seven months after surgery ... turned in 433 digs (4.9/set) to go 357 kills during junior season as an outside hitter hitter at Vista del Lago HS for coach Patrick Sanders... led team to two CIF Section titles in 2010 and 2011 and the Northgate Tournament title in 2011 ... posted 29 kills and 22 digs during the 2011 finals ... one of PrepVolleyball.com's 2013 Senior Aces ... recognized on Under Armour High School All-American Watch List in 2012 ... two-time MaxPrep All-State selection ... named to all-league and All-Sacramento Region teams three times ... also earned a spot on PrepVolleyball.com's Top Frosh 59, Top Sophomore 70 and Defensive Dandelion list ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... as a libero for the Northern California Volleyball Club team, she helped the team finish 11th at the 16 Open in 2010 and 17th in the 17 Open in 2011 ... also competed at Junior Nationals in 2009.

Tess Sutton
(L / 5-3 / Bonsall, Calif. / Fallbrook HS / Coast Volleyball Club)

Helped Fallbrook HS win league title in 2011 under coach Robin Reese ... ranked third in MaxPreps digs statistics in San Diego ... voted team's Most Valuable and Most Inspirational Player ... two-time all-league selection ... two-time league player of the week ... only the fifth player in school history to make varsity roster as a freshman ... at Coast Volleyball Club, she made the 18-1 team at the age of 15, but decided to stay with first club coach ... named to Senior Principal's Honor Roll at Fallbrook HS ... also coordinated a blood drive and Sept. 11 Memorial event ... also was a member of the Surf Club and the Christian Athletes Club.

Jaydra Thurber
(OH / 6-1 / Temecula, Calif. / Chaparral HS / Temecula Volleyball Club)

Named MaxPrep Volleyball Player of the Week ... garnered second-team all-league honors in 2012 ... won the Athlete of Character award ... selected for the Coaches award ... recognized with the Chaparral Volleyball Scholar-Athlete award ... four-time recipient of the CIF Scholar-Athlete award ... also recognized as the Chaparral HS Player of the Week ... four-year letterwinner for coach Patrick Manning ... played outside hitter and middle blocker ... also was a student leadership committee representative ... special education homecoming volunteer ... organized Operation Christmas Cheer and Operation Easter Bunny events.

Caroline Sipiora


Tess Sutton


Jaydra Thurber


Utah's official regular-season schedule will be released June 15th, but the Utes will host the teams listed below in their new home, the Jon. M. Huntsman Center, during the 2013 season. Go to utahtickets.com or call 1-581-UTIX (8849) right now to ensure that you don't miss a point.

 

 

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